|Could inflamed bowels cause ABL?|
Crohn’s most commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum) and the beginning of the colon. However, it could impact any part of the GI tract. Whereas ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon (large intestine). They are different diseases, but both lead to ABL.
Regardless of the specific type, inflammatory bowel disease means an inflamed GI tract that could cause problems such as chronic or persistent diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, urgency in bowel movement, abdominal pains and cramps, the sensation of incomplete evacuation, bowel obstruction and constipation.
Each of these things can cause the bowels to leak. Constipation and bowel obstruction, for example, can cause stretching and weakening of the rectum, sphincter, and pelvic muscles, so feces leak out.
Those with IBD may find themselves dealing with symptoms such as weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, loss of appetite, and fever, adding accidental bowel leakage to the list is like adding insult to injury.
The best solution is talking to a healthcare professional and seeking treatment. The treatment options depend on the severity of the IBD and the impact it has on ABL. In some cases treatment such as biofeedback and medication can help to resolve the problem and in others it can reduce symptoms.
While seeking treatment, managing symptoms should be a priority. Proper management of IBD related ABL can increase confidence, and give the individual more dignity and normalcy.
Traditional products for managing fecal incontinence are bulky, uncomfortable, and conspicuous. Making it challenging for those who want to continue leading a “normal” life to do so. The B-Sure Absorbent Pads offer the discretion, protection, and affordability required to make them a great option for light to moderate incontinence.
They offer a unique design, butterfly shape, which helps it to fit and stay secure between the buttocks without adhesive or tape. They can hold up to 13 times their weight in fluid. They are small, and offer discreet protection, both when being worn, and when being disposed of. They can be flushed, as long as it is not in a septic tank. They are comfortable, reliable, and affordable.
Using management techniques such as absorbent pads is key to continuing life with normalcy and dignity for the individual with IBD related ABL.
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